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2 days with david epston

June 2010

A New Genre of Working with the Problems of Young People in their Families and Communities
Friday, June 18, 2010

Living a Narrative Therapy Interview
Saturday, June 19, 2010

David Epston

David is the co-director of The Family Therapy Centre and teaches at the School of Community Development, Unitec Institute of Technology. He is the co-author of Biting the hand that starves you: Inspiring resistance to anorexia/bulimia (2004), Playful approaches to serious problems (1997), Narrative means to therapeutic ends (1990), and many other publications. In 2002, he was recognized by a Special Award for Distinguished Contributions to Family Therapy by the ANZJFT, and in 2007, the American Family Therapy Academy presented him with the "Distinguished Contribution to Family Therapy Theory and Practice" award.

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Family therapy and domestic violence:

July 2010

The Work of Sistemas Humanos of Bogotá, Colombia
July 10, 2010

Dr. Villar

Dr. Villar will offer a unique practice model for working with family violence from a transdisciplinary perspective, involving whole communities in family interventions. The work focuses on construction of micro political interventions towards the acceptance of a legitimate other in the relationship.

Carlos Felipe

Carlos Felipe will speak to the question of "the difference that makes the difference" in therapeutic conversations. Research conducted on the collaborative creative process between therapist and clients will be examined in this segment of the workshop.

Jeannette Samper

Jeannette Samper will present her clinical work with a family struggling with the effects of incest. A Narrative and Collaborative approach was employed and ideas were developed to create an ethnic, sacred space where it was possible to speak of the unspoken. Themes of Machismo and gender differences were at the center of the work with the family.

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